Thursday, September 29, 2005

The last card

It seems that Zarqawi and his group are running out of ways to sabotage the political process so he decided to play his last card, the civil war.

To those who don’t know much about Iraq, its population is divided mostly between Arabs and Kurds and the majorities of them are Muslims and belong to the main Islamic two sects in Iraq Sunni and Shi'at. The estimated rates are (60% Shi'at Arabs, 20% Sunni Arabs and 20% Kurds) and there are too many ethnic and religious groups that I didn’t mention because I want to focus on the active sects in Iraq.

Zarqawi depends on the 20% Sunni Arabs and is trying to provoke them to start the civil war in Iraq and in his last statement he declared war on Shi'at hoping to drag Shi'at to the war but he didn’t declare war on Kurds because the majority of Kurds are Sunni Muslims and he don’t want to fall in contradiction by declaring war on his sect of Islam (Sunni) although the Kurds support the "American Occupation" by all means because the American protected the Kurds during Saddam's regime.

I don’t know how Zarqawi wants to win the war and I guess he doesn't care about that the outcome of the war all he cares about is to start the civil war, on the other hand the Shi'at community led by the Sistany (the chief cleric of Shi'at in the Islamic world) refuse to be dragged to war in spite of the bloody attacks done against them and the Sistany made it clear when he said that "we wont go to war even if half of the Shi'at got killed in Iraq"
The big difference between the insanity of Zarqawi and the sanity of Sistany is what the Iraqis count on to avoid the civil war and to propel the political process and have peace in Iraq.
One important question left that anyone might ask "does Zarqawi represent the Sunni Arab in Iraq?" there are too many details to answer this question but in the end the answer will be no, but I will try to clear few things out.

First, there is no real representation for Sunni Arabs in Iraq because all the three major powers in Sunni world in Iraq "Association of Muslims Scholars, The Iraqi Islamic Party and The Fatwa and Preaching Board) don’t represent the Sunni but they affect them through the mosques.

Second, those powers have connections with the terrorist groups in one way or another and they use the terrorists to put pressure on the government to gain some political benefits.

Third, those powers lack the political wisdom because they boycotted the first elections in Iraq saying "no elections under occupation" they bet that the whole political process will go down if all the Sunni boycotted the elections and most of them did because they were under threat, but when they saw that the process is going on and the elections succeeded they changed their minds and now they are willing to go to the elections this year although the "occupation" is still the same!!

I guess you can see that for a regular Sunni person living in Iraq he will be between two hammers; the three Sunni power centers and Zarqawi and they are two faces for the same coin and if the Sunni Arabs keep surrendering to those powers they will be the firewood used to keep the blood stream in Iraq flowing and they have to notice that those groups don’t have any project but to object on anything the government proposes and to keep the killing alive.

We truly hope that no civil war will take place in Iraq and the Sunni Arabs will wake up some day because in civil war there are no winners at all.

Monday, September 12, 2005

Land of confusion

Yes it is! This is what Iraq is like these days, with literary no services and no security at all.
What confuses the situation more are the solutions of the smart government that only aggravate the situation. One example for that: they invented the Odd and Even rule that allow you to drive three days a week and when u ask them why? They will say it's over crowded and there is on enough gas stations, well? How about building more gas stations and opening the closed roads that we have too many (more than u can imagine) in Baghdad and of course you know why they are closed? For security reasons! Taking in consideration that we don’t have security at all. I guess u can see what kind of a smart government we have that keeps pressuring the people for solutions.

That's not it! Yes there is more, I wish you can take a peek at our new confusion sorry constitution. It's too long to discuss it here but I think you will like one of its articles that say:

Article (2):
1st: Islam is the official religion of the state and is a basic source of legislation:
a) No law can be passed that contradicts the undisputed rules of Islam
b) No law can be passed that contradicts the principles of democracy
c) No law can be passed that contradicts the rights and basic freedoms outlined in this constitution

I think it's anyone's right to choose his religion, right? Well, if you are a Muslim and you wanted to choose another religion the penalty will be death! That’s all. And really I'm waiting to see how they are going to workout this Article.
I hope you didn’t come to a confusion sorry conclusion that the Iraqis are idiots, no they are not but our main problem is that we are ruled by amateurs and we really need professionals and the other problem is the Americans don’t have but those amateurs to consult and they will always give them false readings.
Things didn’t come out the way we hoped or even imagined and we can't blame but ourselves because we chose the people in charge now. Let's hope our choice will be better next time.
Till now the best thing happened to Iraq is the "Operation Iraqi Freedom" it was the surgery that cut the tumor off and started the even better "Democracy by Force" healing process in a community used to deal with force and for many it's the only language they understand.
Don’t panic! Things in Iraq resolve in a different way.
And please don’t understand "Democracy by Force" the wrong way, what I meant was the American "Forced" the majority to take the minority in consideration and this is the soul of Democracy.
We have too many things to be confused about but one thing for sure, we used to walk the tunnel with no hope of getting out one day but now we can see a weak light at the end. Do you know what I think? It's freedom.

Wednesday, September 07, 2005

She sings good!

I never thought that this will be my first post in my blog, but sometimes you can't control the situation and the situation controls you. I was just surfing the net looking for some softwares when I read about an interview with Celine Dion donating some money and criticizing Bush's policy. Both seemed good to me till I got to read her own words, she said:

'How come it's so easy to send planes in another country, to kill everyone in a second, to destroy lives, at a time when Americans need to serve their own country'

Here I was really shocked because I'm a big fan of Celine, I wasn’t shocked because she criticized Bush's policy but oh my god not in this naïve and superficial way. She can be against the war (I think too many are) but saying "to kill everyone" well who's everyone I'm still alive and many others in my country! And most of the killing in Iraq are done by the terrorist groups not by the American army, I'm not about to defend the American army way of acting or what I think about Bush and his policy maybe I will do this in another article. Dear Celine if you have a point and you what to say it say it but there is no need to tell lies about it or even saying something that u don’t know what it means just like the "planes that kill everyone". Well Katrina made you speak and I wish you didn’t and please next time when you feel that you need to give a helping hand don’t speak just sing it would be much better believe me.